Tag Archives: Nonviolence

An Alternatives to Violence Project workshop for parents

I am currently helping to plan and facilitate an Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshop for parents through Family Support Newcastle. We have a good team of four facilitators with a variety of experience and backgrounds. While this workshop will … Continue reading

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Australia’s Shame – some thoughts on the treatment of youth in detention

I’ve just watched the Four Corners program on the treatment of youth (mainly Indigenous) in detention in Northern Territory – Australia’s Shame. Like many others I found the horrific video of the treatment of teenagers shocking and very disturbing. There … Continue reading

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What are Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops?

The Alternatives Violence Project (AVP) provides experiential workshops, facilitated by volunteers, on nonviolent personal relationships on transforming conflict and nonviolent relationships. As the USA AVP website says, “conflict is part of daily life… but violence doesn’t have to be.” I’m … Continue reading

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Hiroshima – never again

Today is the 70th anniversary of the USA dropping a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. This was the first of two nuclear bombs used towards the end of WWII – the only times they have been used in war. I still … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

This weeks’ weekend reading doesn’t have any theme (besides being posts that have caught my eye over the week). There are some reflections on asset-based thinking, high school ethics, nonviolence, anxiety and playing with food. Make sure you look at … Continue reading

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Nonviolence as a Framework for Youth Work Practice

A philosophy of nonviolence provides a potential framework for youth workers. I  discuss key principles of nonviolence, presents a model of nonviolent youth work practice and discusses implications for youth workers. The model is intended as a tool for youth … Continue reading

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